Ranking Member Raskin and Rep. Krishnamoorthi Urge Swift Nomination, Confirmation to Fill Two Vacancies on the Postal Service’s Board of Governors
Washington, D.C. (February 1, 2024)—Rep. Jamie Raskin, Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, led Congressional Democrats in a letter urging President Biden to swiftly fill vacancies on the Board of Governors of United States Postal Service (Postal Service) by nominating two new members who are committed to lowering costs and maintaining service standards.
“The expiration of the terms of two members of the Board of Governors presents the Administration with a unique opportunity to ensure that the Postal Service has a vibrant future,” wrote the Members. “Now more than ever, it is important that the Board of Governors have a full, diverse, and future-oriented Postal Board of Governors in place that will uphold its mission of public service. In filling the Board vacancies, we urge you to nominate Postal Governor candidates who will hold leadership accountable and advocate strongly for the protection and expansion of Postal Service services—services that are essential to working class families and small businesses who depend on prompt, reliable, affordable delivery no matter their ZIP code.”
The Postal Service addresses the critical communication needs of millions of communities and businesses across the nation. Each day, there are 421 million pieces of mail and 23 million packages processed and delivered by Postal Service workers. Unfortunately, under the current Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, Americans have experienced increased costs and declining service. In the past four years alone, there have been five price hikes, including one that took effect just days ago.
The Postal Board of Governors needs leaders who are committed to exploring new sources of revenue and prioritizing the needs of those who are too often forgotten, including rural Americans, tribal communities, seniors, and small businesses rather than continuing price increases to “uncomfortable rates.”
Click here to read the letter.